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The rocket with the star on the tail shown above from the Russian animated cartoon is never fully seen from an outside perspective in the American version of "The Space Explorers" film. The rocket shown above has large pods on either side and a large glass nosecone.
The 1953 Soyuzmultfilm film Polet na Lunu (Flight to the Moon) was used for all of the video scenes inside the rocket as well as some of the scenes outside the Polaris rockets. There was no "educational" film footage in either of the two source movies. All educational material used in "New Adventures of the Space Explorers" was added by being dubbed in, by animator Fred Ladd from an educational film known as "The Universe" (1951) by the late soviet director Pavel Klushantsev ( Павел Клушанцев ). Other films by Klushantsev were:
Meteors - "Метеоры"
1951 - The Universe - "Вселенная"
1957 - Road to the Stars - "Дорога к Звёздам"
1963 - Planet of Storms - "планета бурь" or "Planeta Bur"
1965 - The Moon - "Луна"
BREAKING NEWS: It
is rumored that a rare 16mm copy of a soviet era film by Russian director Pavel
Klushantsev's 1951 film has been found in a film archive vault. The film will
reportedly be authenticated and sold at auction in the near future to the
highest bidder. The asking opening bid is rumored to start at more than one
million dollars. Film collectors from all over the world will want to bid on
this rare find.
More details are available here
Another interesting fact is that the inspiration for "Polet na Lunu" was an earlier 1936 Russian film named "Cosmic Voyage" directed by Vasilij Zhuravlev and released by Mosfilm.
"Cosmic Voyage" (Космический рейс) 1936
Thanks to Claude Mettavant for bringing together the connection between these two films. Examine the parallels between these films and view other images and documentation from Claude Mettavant's website.
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